Event Details

Flexible and customer-centric innovations are already commonplace in industries such as retail, entertainment, and hospitality. And insurance, being an industry with products that at times can seem incomprehensible, is prime for some disruptive innovation.

Join us at AMCHAM as we host a discussion on the present and future of insurance and the InsureTech scene here in Malaysia.

Angie Wong, Partner at PwC will give the latest overview of the InsureTech scene in Malaysia. We will then have a presentation by Ramzi Toubassy, Chief Executive Officer, AmMetLife Insurance Berhad (AmMetLife) on their current journey into digitizing innovation. This will be followed by a panel discussion on the future of the InsurTech scene in Malaysia with the presenters and two newer InsurTech start-ups here in Malaysia, represented by Sharian Raj, Co-founder and Ceo of Senang, and Calvin Teng, Country Manager (Malaysia) of Qoala.


Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams


This event is free to registered AMCHAM Members as well as Non-Members. Registration is compulsory for all.


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  • Angie Wong (Partner at PwC Malaysia)

    Angie Wong

    Partner at PwC Malaysia

    Angie is a Partner with PwC Malaysia, leading the Financial Services sector, with a primary interest in the insurance market. An avid fan of the outdoors, Angie has been a business partner and trusted advisor to executives in the Malaysian insurance sector in the area of accounting and audit, risk and capital management and implementation, and regulations. In addition to her specialism in the insurance sector, Angie is also experienced and is the audit partner on the audits of various financial services institutions including asset management companies, unit trust funds and investment management companies.

    Angie is also involved in the development of workshop training materials for insurance companies for new accounting standards and has conducted courses and workshops on Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards for the insurance industry, various insurance companies and Insurance Supervision and Regulation Departments of Bank Negara Malaysia. She has also led various IFRS implementation projects on IAS 39, IFRS 4, IFRS 9 and IFRS 17. In addition, Angie is the Project Manager of the Working Group on IFRS 17 organised by the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board.
    She has also spoken at various industry / public events Malaysia.

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  • Ramzi Toubassy (Chief Executive Officer at AmMetLife Insurance Berhad)

    Ramzi Toubassy

    Chief Executive Officer at AmMetLife Insurance Berhad


    Ramzi Toubassy has been at the helm of AmMetLife Insurance Berhad (AmMetLife) since September 19, 2014. As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Toubassy has led the transformation of AmMetLife into a people-centric company, achieving profitable growth over the years. Under his leadership, he is responsible in accelerating shareholder return, as well as ensuring the operational effectiveness of the AmMetLife business in Malaysia

    Ramzi has wide-ranging expertise in the insurance industry with over 24 years of experience encompassing key roles in globally reputed insurance companies. He began his insurance career in 1996 with American International Group (“AIG”), before joining MetLife in 2012 and became the Head of Face-to-Face Distribution for the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets.
    He also worked in Asia for a period of eight years prior to joining MetLife, where he held key leadership roles including Deputy Chief Agency Officer in Hong Kong, Senior Assistant General Manager in Malaysia, Deputy General Manager and Director of Distribution in the Republic of Korea, and Chief Distribution Officer in Vietnam.
    Ramzi holds a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University.

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  • Sharian Raj (Co-Founder & CEO of Senang Insurance)

    Sharian Raj

    Co-Founder & CEO of Senang Insurance

    Sharian is the Co-founder and Ceo of Senang Insurance. Senang Insurance is one the top 50 insuretech voted by IDC Insight. Sharian holds a Master in International Business and was previously working for a major insurance MNC company prior to founding Senang.

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  • Calvin Teng (Country Manager at Qoala)

    Calvin Teng

    Country Manager at Qoala

    As a Country Manager for Qoala, Calvin is responsible for all aspects of Qoala’s business in Malaysia, including business development, marketing and operations. Qoala is an insurance technology provider and intermediary that is backed by Sequoia Capital and multiple other reputable investors.

    Prior to joining Qoala, Calvin held leadership roles in several multi-billion RM businesses. He was a Category Manager in Shopee with P&L responsibilities for several key categories in Shopee Malaysia. He was also a Product Manager at Fave, where he led development of the consumer-facing products and spearheaded the FavePay mobile payments business. Before that, he worked in Astro Malaysia, with experience spanning across New Businesses, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy.
    Calvin graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.

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